Acorn Engineering Company
Acorn Engineering Company manufactures plumbing fixtures, products and systems for institutional and commercial markets. The broad Acorn product line is comprised of heavy-gage stainless steel correctional plumbing fixtures; stainless steel and solid surface wash basins; stainless steel toilets, urinals and showers; and precast shower basins and mop sinks.
All the fixtures Acorn Engineering Company manufactures are made from reclaimed stainless steel, our material of choice from the beginning. Today Acorn sculpts this 80 percent recycled material into products that address complex environmental issues such as water conservation and energy efficiency. As a result, waste is kept to a minimum and products are durable and provide years of maintenance-free use, resulting in long-term environmental and economic benefits for a whole building.
In 1953, Earl Morris founded the Earl L. Morris Company (ELMCO) in downtown Los Angeles. After his years of experience selling plumbing products, Morris found that the type of products he enjoyed selling the most were those specified by the engineer.
In 1954, he established a new manufacturing division called Acorn Engineering Company. Acorn Engineering Company quickly grew to become a world leader in the manufacturing of stainless steel plumbing fixtures, valued in correctional facilities and high-traffic areas for their vandal-resistance and durability. The latest technologies in laser cutting and deep-draw press have only served to reinforce quality and longevity.
In the early 1970's, Acorn designed, engineered and produced a new market-leading product line of deep drawn and fabricated stainless steel plumbing fixtures. Consequently, Acorn became a worldwide leader in the stainless steel prison fixture market.
As Acorn Engineering Company grew, companies and partnerships were acquired in similar and unrelated fields. A new parent company was formed to encompass all the divisions—the Acorn Family of Companies. In 2012, the Acorn Family of Companies was renamed Morris Group International to better promote the diverse industries and product lines it represents.
In 2014, Acorn Engineering Company will celebrate its 60th year in business. The founding company of Morris Group International remains a leader in stainless steel plumbing fixtures for institutional, commercial and government markets and continues to innovate to better serve engineers and contractors.